Welcome to 7th Grade Social Studies!
Welcome to Social Studies! I am excited about the opportunity to get to know you, and I am looking forward to a happy and productive school year. This year we will begin with developing skills for social studies. Throughout the year, we will explore medieval times in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, as well as the Renaissance and growth of the modern age in Europe and the Americas. This year, we will explore the world with the help of a brand new interactive, computer based program called History Alive! I will keep a basic calendar and our Table of Contents on this website. The Google Classroom and your History Alive account will be helpful for day to day assignments you need to complete.
Our last test of the year, on Europe Enters the Modern Age: Exploration, will be this Wednesday, 6/12. To review, use Lesson 32 in your textbook and handouts 1, 2, and 4. Also, review your writing- remember that this test will be a paragraph response. Consider the following ideas when reviewing:
- What motivated Europeans to explore?
- Who were key explorers from Spain and Portugal and what did they discover?
- How did exploration affect the Europeans and the native populations of Africa and the Americas?